Luke Leahy: Shrewsbury Town sign Bristol Rovers defender on two-year deal

Luke Leahy in action for Bristol Rovers
Leahy, who scored 10 goals in 44 appearances in the 2020-21 season, rejected a new contract at Bristol Rovers

Shrewsbury Town have signed Bristol Rovers left-back Luke Leahy.

The 28-year-old, who can also play at wing-back, joins the League One club on a two-year deal as Steve Cotterill's first signing of the summer.

Cotterill released 12 players last week following an end-of-season clear-out.

Leahy was part of the Rovers side relegated to League Two after finishing bottom of League One, but he was top scorer with 10 goals, four assists and a shot accuracy rate of 60%.

Cotterill, who still lives in Bristol, told Town's club website:external-link "He is a player I've had my eye on for a while.

"He has an eye for a goal and his assists are incredible. He's a great lad and very fit."

Cotterill missed almost the second half of the season after twice being hospitalised with Covid pneumonia.

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